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Informative Brain Health Education Series This Spring

Posted by Brian Shevel on 12 April 2018

Toronto, Canada, April 12, 2018 Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region (www.homecareassistance-toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is announcing that they'll be hosting an educational brain health series this spring.

The hour-long events are geared toward helping people gain a better understanding of the nuances of various brain diseases, especially dementia, and how these conditions can impact the lives of patients and their loved ones. Dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease, is one of the leading causes of death in the elderly in North America.

"As much as researchers are constantly working hard to find a permanent cure for dementia and even find ways of preventing it from developing, there are still far too many unknowns about this relentless and enigmatic disease," says Brian Shevel, president of Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region. "Every patient's experience is unique, and they can all exhibit different symptoms at any given time."

There are currently three seminars scheduled as part the series. The first one, which is entitled Heads Up! For Healthier Brains, will be presented by The Alzheimer's Society of York Region on April 18, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It focuses on understanding and learning how to recognize the warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, as well as obtaining a diagnosis and helping people get adequate care as soon as possible.

"Most families are simply ill-equipped to deal with the drastic mood changes and physical aspects of dementia," continues Shevel. "Our goal with this education series is to educate as many people as possible and enlighten them enough to find practical coping mechanisms that benefit both themselves and their elderly loved ones."

The second seminar, which is called Communication and Behaviours will take place on May 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It examines the different ways in which Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can affect the patient's communication skills, their daily lives, and their overall behaviour from one moment to the next. The goal of this session is to demonstrate the merits of having a professional caregiver look after your loved one who's been diagnosed with dementia.

Finally, the third session, which takes place on June 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m., introduces attendees to the Find Your Way® program, which was created by the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario with the intention of increasing awareness about the risks of wandering. The aim of this program is to give loved ones the resources to be able to recognize the warning signs that their loved ones might wander off and prevent it from happening.

Refreshments will be served during each seminar.

"At Home Care Assistance, we take the well-being and health of our patients very seriously," concludes Shevel, "We sincerely believe that educating their loved ones and providing them with the proper resources and support they need is of the utmost importance."

Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region provides top-of-the line in-home part-time and full-time care to elderly people throughout Ontario. All of their caregivers undergo extensive training and they help elderly patients maintain their independence so that they can continue to live comfortably at home.

Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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